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A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed ...

Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer

By Haleigh Whisted For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university is home to Rhode Island native Tzvi Hersch Glazer, a junior government and politics and sociology major who enjoys not only hanging out with friends but also contributing his time and ...

Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their ...

Students celebrate end of Passover with messiah meal at Chabad

By Gabrielle Kanik For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For almost one-fifth of the students on campus, Tuesday meant the end of the Passover holiday. This year, Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10 and ended Tuesday, April 18 with a traditional last ...

Conservative Jewish group Ometz provides services, schmoozing, community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13   With over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, according to the Maryland Hillel website, there is a plethora of ways to get involved within the Jewish community. Among these groups is Ometz, ...

Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as ...

SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Kayla Kaplan and Benjamin Douek

By Amanda Engel Features editor @acdrazen   Benjamin Douek is a junior history major from Potomac, Maryland. He said he signed up for Mitzpeh Matchmaker "to be in the Mitzpeh and to get free things." Kayla Kaplan is a senior hearing ...

Students juggle religious, scholastic commitments for Passover

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh An exodus is coming -- one lesser in scope and stress than the one Jewish students will be remembering on April 10, but the pressure is still on for some. Senior bioengineering major Ben Kaplan will be going ...